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Old Apr 18, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Actually the Tripod came with a camera mount (I think that many of them do. I simple screwed and glued the camera mount to the case. It then locks to the tripod.
That seams obvious solution but the aluminum in these cases is paper thin and if you do not do some reinforcement it will fail soon.
So I think you have to make some bracket. Have to come up with ready made somewhere.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:10 AM
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I considered using the stock camera mount glued to my case but I too thought it might be a little flimsy, considering the cam mount uses a quick release mechanism I didn't think it would be very stable. Guess I'll just have to try it and see! Either way it beats setting my case on the ground and kneeling down to fly!

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 02:37 PM
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My case has aluminum rails, but has a thin sheet plastic and board body, rather flimsy.
But I mounted the quick mount in the center, with the top tilted the weight is rather balanced and I don't use a tracker system. So as long as no one takes a swipe at it or yanks the cables too hard it will be fine. I'll take some more pictures as well.

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 03:00 PM
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I'd also like to know how to mount an aluminum case to a tripod, been trying to figure it out for days!

- Jeff
WHy not removethe interior and epoxy ply or hardwood hard points on the inside
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Here's the pic I mentioned. I've since gone back and added a second case which holds the 3 viewing lenses and the 12 volt battery. This case sits on the ground underneath the tripod. So now the 2 receivers and the diversity system are all off the single 12 volt and the goggles are off of a single lipo battery.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 02:27 PM
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here is my ground station i just finished tonight. Inspired by the mk-stefan ground station, the goal was to create a small gs that packs a punch and looks good. I wanted to be able to have everything on one tripod -- monitor, batteries, antenna & tracker, everything. The gs has a 7" monitor as well as goggle connections for fatshark goggles. The gear includes:

Video rx: Immersionrc duo5800
distribution: Immersionrc powerbox
dvr: Not yet in
antenna: 19db patch and 9db omni
antenna tracker: Immersionrc eztracker
power: 2 redundant 5000mah lipos

the hardest part of this build was to design and custom cnc manufacture the lexan enclosure. build log of this gs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsxf1k5nttu

SWEET !! Me wants !
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 05:33 PM
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If you need a heavy duty tripod, these speaker tripods for use with PA systems are normally 1 1/2 inch tube.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navig...speaker+tripod
You can get mount adapters which go underneath whatever you are mounting.
You can find them on Craigslist for $20 a tripod.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 10:26 PM
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this looks better:
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CEUQ8gIwAQ#
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:15 PM
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Here's the pic I mentioned. I've since gone back and added a second case which holds the 3 viewing lenses and the 12 volt battery. This case sits on the ground underneath the tripod. So now the 2 receivers and the diversity system are all off the single 12 volt and the goggles are off of a single lipo battery.
Risky business using hot glue to hold the bracket on. It seems like a good idea but what happens if the glue rips clean off the plastic? I'd drill it and screw it.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:32 PM
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Thanks Idletime... I am honored that your first post in your RCG career was to express your appreciation for my GS!
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Risky business using hot glue to hold the bracket on. It seems like a good idea but what happens if the glue rips clean off the plastic? I'd drill it and screw it.
if anyone has any success with finding glue which will bond to Pelican case plastic please let us know :-)
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 12:09 AM
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3M Super 77 spray adhesive works well for me. ~Wingnut13
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 06:24 AM
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3M Super 77 spray adhesive works well for me. ~Wingnut13
Hmm
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Work in progress...

But here is mine so far... still need to mount antenna's, receivers, and diversity controller to the AAT but then im pretty much done. Then ill need to devise a quick way of tearing down / building up.

Its hard to see from this picture but the ipad screen is just below eye level when I'm sitting next to the tripod and the capture device with preview screen is at eye level.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 06:40 PM
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What is this blue thing with light on?
and what is you capture device? still looking for inexpensive and decent one.
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